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ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (30,192)
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6/22/13 6:03 P

emoticon to SP!

Here is your Getting Started Guide:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_s
tarted.asp

These New Member Tutorial Videos are very helpful: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
tion_articles.asp?id=571

Be sure to set up your nutrition tracker and follow the guidelines the website gives you. It is important to eat a balanced diet with adequate calories (yes, if you don't eat enough, you will not lose weight). The website will give you a range of calories each day. Eat well while losing weight by eating within that range. Likewise, you should follow the guidelines for carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, etc.

I try to encourage new members to get active in the SparkPeople community! Join a Spark Team or two that match your interests. You will find it easy to get acquainted with folks on Spark Teams. For instance, you can select a Team of Sparkers in your city, or Sparkers who follow a particular food plan (vegetarians, low carb, etc.), Sparkers with a particular health concern, or Sparkers who share your hobbies. Another option is to set up your SparkPage and start blogging. Some folks use the Community Journals. Post a lot on the message boards, especially if you have successes or challenges. You'll soon find that you're connecting with many nice folks here.

This is a great, positive community! Iím glad youíre with us.
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SMUDGERSMITH Posts: 12
6/22/13 4:54 P

hello lve just joined and lm hoping for some help and advice and also to support others. welcome to you x

JANET552 SparkPoints: (217,113)
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Posts: 11,930
6/22/13 12:37 P

emoticon You've come to the right place for support and tools to use to help in your weight loss. Have you checked out the Spark Teams? They are very helpful. So are the trackers. I think the nutrition tracker is the most helpful. I don't always want to use it but it does keep me accountable and shows me what I need to work on.

EFFIEANNIE Posts: 3,349
6/22/13 10:09 A

Welcome~
This is a great community. The thing that helps me most is tracking all the food I eat. They are a lot of older folks here~I'm 67 and they have teams of older folks that help support each other.
Good luck to you.
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JIBBIE49 Posts: 58,001
6/22/13 12:49 A

emoticon Welcome. Don't quit.

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (121,423)
Fitness Minutes: (79,698)
Posts: 4,927
6/22/13 12:07 A

Hi, Greg! There are lots of people of all ages here. When you have questions (and you will! This place can be overwhelming!) ask! There is someone here 24/7!

JAMBABY0 Posts: 14,065
6/21/13 8:29 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I am adding a link to a team to get you started but you might want to use the team search bar and type in your hobbies/interests, good luck on your journey

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=14224


GREGBALES SparkPoints: (36)
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Posts: 7
6/21/13 8:26 P

Hi everone. I am a 73 yo male and need to get in shape.

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